PPG is more than a leading global manufacturer of paints, industrial coatings and specialty materials. Through the company's Coatings Services business, PPG is also a global leader in protective coating application services, a designer of custom paint lines and equipment and an operator of in-house paint shops for a wide range of customers.
Our powder coatings facility in Verbania, Italy, recently experienced a Safety Day like no other. Paolo Pallavera, the plant manager, who only assumed his role in 2022, has completely transformed the mandatory safety training for employees. Which sounds more appealing to you: completing a mission in virtual reality or attending an 8-hour lecture requiring extensive note-taking?
As a coatings manufacturer and a leading maker of PCs, printers and other technology solutions, PPG and HP, Inc. serve vastly different customer bases but their shared focus on innovation, sustainability and color has fostered a highly constructive and collaborative partnership.
Unlike fabricated metal parts that are painted after they are formed into their designated shapes, many metal parts are pre-painted before fabricating via the coil coating process.
Powder holds just 15% of the global coatings market, but several factors are contributing to its status as the world’s fastest growing finishing technology today. In this era of sustainable manufacturing, powder is well positioned for growth with formulations that are generally made without solvents that release volatile organic compounds (VOCs), a paint process that produces no hazardous waste and the ability to reclaim and reuse overspray.
When it comes to cookware and bakeware, there is no shortage of options on the market with products in every size, color and style. Most cooks, from novices to culinary connoisseurs, base their purchasing decisions on finding the best balance of price and performance to fit their needs.
Limited parts, aging infrastructure and increasing frequency of severe weather incidents, plus rising demand for both carbon and renewable sources, are straining the energy infrastructure in the U.S. and around the world. The result is an increased risk of disruptive and hazardous power outages.
In the world of color, trends are constantly evolving. To remain competitive, businesses need to stay ahead of the curve as research indicates that color is one of the most important factors in purchasing decisions. PPG color experts tasked with identifying on-trend hues for a wide range of products rely on a rigorous process that is part art, part science.